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Rome picks first woman mayor, rocks coalition

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>> It's taken 2,500 years, but Rome has finally chosen its first female mayor, Virginia Raggi, winning 67% of the vote in a runoff election. It's a thumping victory for the insurgent Five Star Party, which also saw a shock win in Turin. The result's a big setback for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his ruling coalition.
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They cast a cloud over his chances of winning the do-or-die October referendum on constitutional reform. For Five Star, the win marks a transition from protest movement to serious political power. The party was founded seven years ago by comedian Beppe Grillo, who has since withdrawn from politics. It's biggest appeal remains as a protest against the rampant corruption in Italian public life.
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Now it will have to show it can actually run two of the countries biggest cities.